Luxor, Egypt

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Temple of Amun at Karnak

Avenue of the Rams and main entrance. Second pylon, built by Seti I and Ramesses II. Ceiling slab of stone with painted starry sky. Hypostyle Hall. Hypostyle Hall. Hypostyle Hall. Obelisk of Thutmose I. Mahmoodh

Temple of Luxor

Pylons of Ramesses II Abu al Haggag Mosque. Court of Ranesses II. Ramesses II (c 1279 - 1213 BC. Detail from captives on the base of the statue of Rameses. Shrine of Thutmosis III. Double columns of the Court of Amenhotep III. Colonnade (r) and pylons with the mosque in between.

West Bank

Colossi of Memnon.  Misnamed by ancient Greek tourists for Memnon, a hero of the Trojan war, they are statues of Amenhotep III, the only remains of the temple that once stood on this site.

Temple of Hatshepsut

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